Meet the Romans at Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter, Shropshire

See the city that the Romans built for us - once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain.

Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium'), the 4th largest city in Roman Britain, was a thriving settlement of some 5,000 inhabitants. Though much still remains below ground, today the most impressive features are the municipal baths and the remains of the huge wall dividing them from the exercise hall in the heart of the city. There is also a reconstructed Roman Town House for you to see.

The site museum and audio tour reveal how Wroxeter worked in its heyday, along with the health and beauty practices of its citizens. Some had very strange practises indeed! Just what did the Romans do before toilet paper? Fancy a bath – with everyone else and all their servants too?

Recent dramatic archaeological discoveries provide a glimpse of the last years of the Roman city and its possible conversion into the headquarters of a 5th Century British Warlord…(Did anyone say King Arthur by any chance?)

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